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Local Band performs to help local charity

09-03-2013 05:14 PM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

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KIKstart Performs for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry at the Santa Clarita Street Fair

August 21, 2013

Santa Clarita, CA — Local all-girl teenage band, KIKstart, is confirmed to perform at the Santa Clarita Street Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2013 to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Parking and admission to the Street Fair, which will be held at the College of the Canyons Stadium Parking Lot (26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd. in Valencia), is free.

Official KIKstart T-shirts, and other items will be on sale. The band members will be available in
between breaks to sign your purchases and pose with fans for pictures. 20% of all sales from the event will be donated to the SCV Food Pantry.

What People Are Saying About KIKstart

“I found KIKstart to be energetic and very good young musicians. I understand they had little time to practice before Relay, and they played like professionals that play together everyday. They only played two songs, but it made me want to hear more.”
— Mike Keesler
Co-chair, Entertainment
Santa Clarita Valley Relay for Life
American Cancer Society

“It is amazing how these young kids have so much passion for music. They are very talented and I would be a proud father watching these kids perform.”
— Ogie Alcasid
President, OPM (Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit)

“Watching these young girls in the beginning stages of a life of music, forming their own band
and playing together was a delightful experience. If they stick it out they should be outstanding
musicians, they’re well on their way.”
— Jacqueline Owens
Bass Player

“Good potential here! Let your personality shine, girls. Never give up!”
— Kenny Haberman
Formerly of the band 11:11

“KIKstart is a refreshingly youthful group with an inviting flair. They are relaxed, honest, and with a good dose of talent, to boot. One can’t help but admire the potential here as each member hones her art. I enjoyed them.”
— Sandra Rochowansky
Freelance Writer/Editor

“It’s a beautiful thing to see young musicians full of passion towards the craft of music and a family that fully supports them. With the right direction and continued dedication, KIKstart will surely
blossom into something amazing. I look forward to their future.”
— Mark Nilan, Jr.
Mark Nilan Music

“I’m a big fan of this band and it’s members! They have a cool sound with excellent harmonies!
I especially enjoy their stage presence and energy. The future is bright indeed for KIKstart!”
— Kim Chambers Treat
Music Teacher/Songwriter/Recording Artist

To learn more about KIKstart or this event, please contact

Joel Javan, Manager
(661) 607-1577


About the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry

The SCV Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1986. Its mission is to
alleviate hunger throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Its ultimate goal is to meet the current and future hunger needs of our neighbors in need and ensure self-sufficiency through active partnerships with other organizations throughout the community. Its commitment and vision is that “No child in the Santa Clarita Valley should go to bed hungry.” Visit for more information.

About the Santa Clarita Street Fair

The Santa Clarita Street Fair is one of our Valley’s most vibrant and active community events. The Street Fair happens on the 4th weekend of every month at the College of the Canyons parking lot #8. It’s open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 8am to 3pm on Sunday. It features vendors and exhibitors, gourmet food trucks, kid’s bounce house, and live entertainment. Visit for more information.

About KIKstart

KIKstart is a three-piece band composed of 14-year old girls from the Santa Clarita Valley. Their first ever public performance was at Central Park during the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 SCV Relay
For Life, and it was a huge success. KIKstart’s members Kalia Javan (vocals/keyboard), Izzy Spayd (guitar), and Keeli Javan (vocals/drums) are all currently 9th grade students at Albert Einstein Academy in Valencia. The band covers songs by R5, Hanson, Jonas, OneRepublic, and Green Day among many others. They are currently working on their first single. See attached page for what people are saying about KIKstart.

Atten: Joel Javan
29652 Shasta Daisy Place
Canyon Country, CA 91387

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